The primary responsibility of the Case Planner is to work collaboratively with the children who are placed in the center, their families and the staff to ensure that the daily needs and essential treatment services for the children are met and that the transition to home is smooth and successful. The Case Planners manage all the social service needs and ensures that all ACS requirements are met within the mandated timeframes.
• Provide casework services to residents of the residential respite program (ages 0-14) including referrals for services, entitlements, accompanying residents on appointments and fostering/facilitating relationships with other services providers to meet the needs of the residents of the program.
• Compliance with New York City Administration of Children's Services regulations for Center Based Respite Services. This includes but is not limited to: completion of required service planning documents, Incident Reports and Progress notes, as well as maintaining casework contact standards as issued by ACS and OCFS.
• Responsible for the maintenance of the case records for his/her assigned cases to ensure that all documentation is located in the appropriate place.
• Primary contact for initial referrals and for families while youth are in residence.
• Develop discharge plans and support networks for residents in the program.
• Provide individual and group counseling in the facility. Establish and maintain therapeutic relationships with assigned families.
• Ensure the safety of all youth on caseload.
• Facilitate meaningful and practical connections to education, community-based service organizations and workforce development.
• Liaise with referral source as appropriate (e.g. preventive case plan ner).
• Maintain daily communication with program staff.
• Participate in staff meetings, multi-disciplinary meetings, and planning meetings.
• Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
• Work evening hours and weekends as required.
Required Education and Experience
• BSW or BS/BA in other related human services field and 2-3 year experience
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Computer proficient, knowledge of Connections
• Knowledge of child welfare and related legislation
• New York State Driver's License
Preferred Education and Experience
Bilingual ( English/Spanish ) a plus